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Erin Tiernan

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Republicans think middle class Americans earn $450,000 a year

As Republicans unveiled their tax bill that is promising to cut taxes for middle-class Americans, they revealed they don’t actually have any idea what middle-class Americans are. A fact sheet Republicans published on Thursday about the tax bill refers to Americans earning $450,000 a year as...

Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:40 PM

GOP tax bill would repeal Johnson Amendment baring churches from politics

Hidden inside the 429-page Republican tax bill is a provision that will fulfill a longtime promise by President Donald Trump to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a law forbidding churches from endorsing political candidates. The amendment has been a target for Evangelical and other conservative...

Friday, November 3, 2017, 3:38 PM

Is Jared Kushner next to be indicted in Russia investigation?

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has turned over documents to special counsel Robert Mueller and investigators are asking questions about Kushner’s role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Mueller’s investigators are looking at Kushner as they delve deeper...

Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:22 PM

No one is taking Ivanka Trump's speech against sexual harassment seriously

Ivanka Trump condemned sexual harassment in the workplace during a speech on women’s empowerment in Japan on Friday and the irony was not lost on Twitter. "All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect," the first daughter said at the World...

Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:05 PM

Alt-right Nov. 4 conspiracy predicts Antifa ‘supersoldiers’ are coming to behead white parents

The alt-right fell for a Twitter joke teasing mass murder by antifa “supersoldiers” on Nov. 4 and now people on both sides of the political aisle are preparing for violence. As the story goes, these antifascists or antifa “supersoldiers” are plotting to “behead all...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 4:03 PM

Michelle Obama has some Twitter advice for Donald Trump

Michelle Obama knows how much words matter, especially on social media platforms and she made some thinly veiled swipes at Donald Trump Twitter habits. The former first lady sat down with poet Elizabeth Alexander for a discussion at The Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on Wednesday to talk about...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 12:23 PM

Powerful men accused of sexual assault since Harvey Weinstein scandal

UPDATE Nov. 1, 2017: NPR editor Michael Oreskes resigned Wednesday after two women came forward alleging sexual harassment allegations against him “My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility,” he said in a statement published by the Associated...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8:07 PM

Sarah Huckabee Sanders thinks JFK and John Kennedy were 2 different presidents

Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared to think JFK and Kennedy were two different presidents in a briefing on Tuesday. “All of our leaders have flaws Washington, Jefferson, JFK, Roosevelt, Kennedy. That doesn’t diminish their contributions to our country. It certainly can’t erase them...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:09 PM

Donald Trump Jr. took away this little girl's Halloween candy away to teach her bad 'lesson' on socialism

Twitter taught Donald Trump Jr. a lesson on Halloween on Tuesday. The president’s eldest son was trying to teach his young daughter a lesson in socialism, but we’ll just say that lesson backfired. Miraculously. “I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight &...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 3:31 PM

New York terror attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov had visa Trump wants to end

As President Donald Trump began blaming Democrats and open-border policies for the immigration program that allowed Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbekistan native who allegedly drove a truck down a New York City bike path killing eight people, to enter the U.S., New York City Gov. Bill de...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1:52 PM

Trump, campaign officials claiming George Papadopoulos was just a 'coffee boy'

President Donald Trump is trying to distance himself from former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, calling him a "liar" and "low level volunteer" after news broke that he had secretly pleaded guilty and struck a cooperation agreement with special counsel...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 6:12 PM

Everyone is done with John Kelly after his Civil War comments

Long thought of as a voice of reason in the White House, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, is out of favor following controversial statements he made about the Civil War during an interview on Fox New on Monday. Kelly suggested the Civil War was caused by a “lack of...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 2:05 PM

Trump might not run again in 2020, according to Republican officials

Republican officials are raising doubts about a President Donald Trump 2020 run for re-election. Trump has been a fundraising powerhouse of late, but Sen. Rand Paul said on Sunday night that just because the president is raising millions, doesn’t mean he’s running in 2020. “I...

Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:41 PM

Here’s why Jared Kushner secretly went to Saudi Arabia

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, made a secret visit to Saudi Arabia last week with other Trump officials. The unannounced four-day trip was Kushner’s third to the Saudi Arabia this year and focused on brokering peace in the Middle East, Politico...

Monday, October 30, 2017, 3:43 PM

Melania Trump is having a Halloween party and Twitter isn't having it

Melania Trump is hosting her first Halloween party on the White House lawn on Monday for “ghosts and goblins of all ages,” but in teasing the event on Twitter, the first lady learned a lot of people are under the impression that holiday is year-round with Trump in the White House....

Monday, October 30, 2017, 2:22 PM

North Korea likely to conduct missile test while Trump visits South Korea

North Korea is likely to conduct a missile test next week as President Donald Trump visits nearby China and South Korea and experts are worried Trump’s reaction is all that stands between peace and nuclear war. McClatchy News reporter Anita Kumar said Trump “needs to watch what...

Monday, October 30, 2017, 1:06 PM

People are pretty sure Donald Trump wrote this letter bragging about Donald Trump

In 1992 someone wrote a letter to the editor to New York Magazine boasting about how “all women love Donald Trump” and the internet is pretty sure the letter was penned by none other than Trump himself. The accusation that President Trump posed as someone else to make himself look...

Friday, October 27, 2017, 3:49 PM

Fox News ad revenues down overall, but still most expensive spots in cable news

President Donald Trump might be happy with Fox News coverage, but its advertisers aren’t paying as much. Ad revenues fell 17 percent in September for Fox News compared to the same month last year, according to the most recent financial data for the network, Ad Week reported. The drop in...

Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:20 PM

Did Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner just share their 21-minute sex playlist with the world?

America’s favorite power couple, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump just celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary and thanks to Spotify, it looks like America caught a glimpse at their sex playlist. The 21-minute-long playlist offers a window into the (presumably missionary) style lovemaking...

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:36 PM

Democrats want to limit Trump's ability to launch nukes

Democrats are worried President Donald Trump is putting his finger a little too close to the nuclear button and they are looking to require congressional approval before he can call for nuclear or conventional attacks. As Trump’s conflict with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un escalates, three...

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 2:35 PM